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Perhaps someday you'll know
2012
unknownj
Spent much of today writing a song - and not just any song. This one isn't a ripoff song. Yes, you heard me correctly - this song is actually as original as I can make it, and actually sounds better for it. Previous attempts have always sounded kinda like other songs I know, or have relied on basic progressions (how many times have I written a C/Am/F/G (or transposed version) song?), which has led to them being... well... boring.

So yeah, new song. Lyrics written from scratch without any real sense of melody, so that I could really concentrate on the words. Then I came up with some nice chords - in theory, it is just a C/Am/F/G song (although it's transposed to D/Bm/G/A) but there's a lot more to it. For starters, there are swaps between the Bm and Bsus4 which in this context give a really nice backing note... Then there's the Asus2, the Cadd9, various other things. And yes, I'm using the names off guitar tab websites, rather than anything more formal, I have no idea what the chords are called, I just play the stupid things.

I built the whole thing up around a few sounds I liked, put chords around them, fitted a melody to it, fitted the lyrics to that, and now I have a song. Sure, the lyrics are sappy, but that's okay - the whole thing borders on emo anyway, so that can be excused so long as they're heartfelt or something. Gah, now I've written an emo song - I think I'm gonna have to sit somewhere and cry for a bit just so that I can get into the image a bit better :o)

I've come to the conclusion that the Internet can be a damned boring place at times. No specific offence to anybody in particular, just an observation. Therefore, in order to prevent myself from getting bored this week, I shall attempt to diversify my hobbies. Among my goals for the following week are:
  • Improve my song, until it's up to a standard I deem acceptable (which may take some time).
  • Construct a pink bracelet, because damn if that's not the coolest thing to do...
  • Work on my winning plan of building a database interface which can be transplanted into peoples' sites to give them online content management with relative ease, and then sell it
  • Waste as many free texts as I can
  • Write bollocks BLX
You know, I'd come up with more important goals (relating to solving the issues of poverty and crime), but to be honest, I can't be arsed with it :o)

Ooh, you can all do me a favour. Which of the following titles would work best with my new song? I'm not gonna give you the complete lyrics yet, because they're subject to change, but go on, just give me an idea of which titles are okay...
Poll #46515 Rate these titles:

Breathless and Desperate

Mean: 5.08 Median: 4 Std. Dev 3.09
1
5(20.8%)
2
1(4.2%)
3
3(12.5%)
4
4(16.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
4(16.7%)
8
3(12.5%)
9
2(8.3%)
10
2(8.3%)

Lodged in my Life

Mean: 3.33 Median: 2.5 Std. Dev 2.19
1
7(29.2%)
2
5(20.8%)
3
2(8.3%)
4
1(4.2%)
5
5(20.8%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
4(16.7%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

I tried to be hardcore, but I wrote a shitty emo song instead

Mean: 6.08 Median: 6 Std. Dev 3.71
1
6(24.0%)
2
2(8.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
3(12.0%)
6
2(8.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(4.0%)
9
3(12.0%)
10
8(32.0%)

Relate This!

Mean: 4.08 Median: 3 Std. Dev 2.94
1
7(29.2%)
2
3(12.5%)
3
3(12.5%)
4
1(4.2%)
5
2(8.3%)
6
1(4.2%)
7
4(16.7%)
8
1(4.2%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(8.3%)

Falling Further

Mean: 6.12 Median: 6.5 Std. Dev 2.73
1
3(12.5%)
2
1(4.2%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
1(4.2%)
5
4(16.7%)
6
3(12.5%)
7
4(16.7%)
8
2(8.3%)
9
4(16.7%)
10
2(8.3%)

Just a Dream

Mean: 4.25 Median: 4 Std. Dev 2.33
1
5(20.8%)
2
1(4.2%)
3
2(8.3%)
4
6(25.0%)
5
3(12.5%)
6
3(12.5%)
7
1(4.2%)
8
2(8.3%)
9
1(4.2%)
10
0(0.0%)

Go on, honest opinions - you know you want to ;o)

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They're all cheesy and a little pretentious.
What kind of sond IS it?

What is cheesy or pretentious about Relate This?

It's a crappy little love song. So they're meant to be, biatch :o)

yeah and do the song as last encore and cry when you get to the last verse but CARRY ON ANYWAY! emotasticness :)

Don't forget, a true emo boy will be wiping his tears on his sweater vest. Try not to lose those big thick black-framed glasses either, they'll kick you out of the Emo Club. ;)

::goes on rampage::

why does everyone diss emo!!!!!!!!!1 RAR!



::cries::

I'll be working on the melody some more tonight, and I'll record it sometime (might not be for a while, don't have the equipment at home, which is where my guitar is)

cool. got any lyrics yet?

Yeah, I wrote the lyrics before any of it....

i can't wait till it's done. good luck with it :0)

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